CoLRiC news

Book now – Coping with Covid – free CoLRiC online seminar – Thursday 19th May2022 12 pm to 1.30 pm – a date for your diary

Posted on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

The alarming rise in Covid infections across the UK indicates that this debilitating pandemic is far from over and continues to adversely impact the education sector. The Department for Education’s announcement of changes to Covid safety measures from the 1st of April has left staff struggling to deliver teaching, learning and a high quality student […]

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Book now – Creating a departmental digital strategy – free CoLRiC online seminar – Wednesday 27th April 2022 12 pm to 1.15 pm – a date for your diary

Posted on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

CoLRiC would like to invite you to a free virtual lunchtime presentation by Mishka Fielding, Library and Study Centre Manager at Loreto Sixth Form College – Creating a departmental digital strategy – to be held between 12 pm and 1.15 pm on Wednesday 27th April 2022. Digital provision underpins teaching and learning, resource delivery and […]

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Second issue of CoLRiC Impact for the 2021/22 academic year is now available to members

Posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

The second issue of CoLRiC Impact for the 2021/22 academic year was published in early March. This issue introduces CoLRiC’s new Executive Committee Chair Sam Goldsmith. ‘I am one of two Library Managers at The Manchester College and UCEN Manchester. I have worked in educational libraries for over 25 years. I have had so much […]

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CoLRiC Awards – Let’s continue to celebrate creativity, resourcefulness and enterprise over 2022

Posted on Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

One key benefit of CoLRiC membership is the eligibility to submit nominations for our two prestigious, high profile national Awards: The CoLRiC Jeff Cooper Inspirational Information Professional of the Year Award and the CoLRiC Innovative Practice Award (CIPA). The Jeff Cooper Inspirational Information Professional of the Year Award is named in honour of CoLRiC’s founder […]

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CoLRiC Awards winners 2021

Posted on Monday, September 6th, 2021

“For over a year, we have all experienced unprecedented challenges and change. Our members have responded in ways that showcase the creativity, flexibility and innovation of our sector. The stories our members shared this year highlight the positive impact our members have on students and colleagues. We thank everyone for sharing their experiences and congratulate […]

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Announcing the publication of CoLRiC Impact (2020-21), issue 4, August 2021

Posted on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

The Executive Committee is delighted to announce the publication of the latest issue of our e-newsletter CoLRiC Impact, attached here for your convenience. Editor Helen Sherwood writes: “The theme of this issue is reflection. As one academic year ends, our thoughts inevitably turn to the new academic year. In this issue we turn the clock […]

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Announcing the publication of CoLRiC Impact issue 3, May 2021

Posted on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

CoLRiC is delighted to announce the publication of the issue 3, 2021 of our e-newsletter CoLRiC Impact. Editor Helen Sherwood writes: The theme of this issue is teamwork. What does this mean? A simple definition is “the willingness of a group of people to work together to achieve a common aim”. Our contributors have provided […]

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Innovation, inspiration, imagination – announcing the CoLRiC call for nominations for our 2021 awards

Posted on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

The CoLRiC Executive Committee is delighted to announce that 2021 nominations are now open for the: CoLRiC Innovative Practice Award Jeff Cooper Inspirational Information Professional of the Year Award A significant CoLRiC membership benefit is the eligibility to nominate a team or individual for these two prestigious annual awards. We are committed to acknowledging and […]

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Unlocking libraries – CoLRiC guidance for post lockdown reopening

Posted on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

CoLRiC’s ‘Unlocking Libraries’ is our response to the global pandemic, lockdown and subsequent reopening of schools and colleges. It captures many of your concerns, ideas and experiences. This invaluable post-lockdown guidance document shares advice and information on how best to progress access to services to ensure the safety of staff and students. CoLRiC’s primary concern […]

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CoLRiC Survey 2020 – Executive Summary

Posted on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

May 26th 2021 – In February 2020 CoLRiC launched a new annual survey for members. It replaced our previous performance indicator survey and was designed to inform operational and strategic planning and reflect considerable change across the Further Education and Sixth Form College sector. It comprised two questionnaires – one for staff and one for […]

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